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Free YARTS Transportation To Yosemite For Memorial Weekend

YOSEMITE — For two days over Memorial Weekend, Sunday and Monday, May 27 – 28, Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) will provide free transit service from a multitude of locations into Yosemite National Park. For the special service, YARTS will run on: Highway 41 (Fresno, Oakhurst) Highway 140 (Merced, Mariposa) Highway 120 North (Sonora, Groveland) Hwy 395/120 (Mammoth Lakes, ...

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One-Way Traffic Control On Highway 41 In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — Caltrans officials say one-way traffic control will be in place on some busy stretches of Highway 41 in the next week, as part of a tree maintenance project. The following one-way traffic control will take place, weather permitting: • On Saturday, May 19, one-way traffic control will be in effect on State Route 41 in Madera County ...

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Madera County Plants A Tree In Celebration Of Major Milestone

MADERA – It was a perfect day for planting a tree in Madera Courthouse Park in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of Madera County. The Board of Supervisors marked the occasion by lending a shovel in the planting of a Raywood Ash tree near the historic old courthouse. Madera County Parks/Grounds Supervisor Joe Hernandez says this is ...

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Cal Fire MMU Suspends Burning Below 2,000 Feet

MARIPOSA – Effective Thursday, May 17, at 8 a.m., the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit will suspended all burning below the 2,000 foot elevation in Madera and Mariposa County. Open burning is allowed above the 2,000 elevation with valid permits only. Permits are free of charge and available at any Cal Fire station. Residents ...

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Cal Fire Conducts Live Fire Training At Eastman Lake

MARIPOSA – Smoke will be visible this week as the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) conducts a live fire training exercise at Eastman Lake. The training is in cooperation with Madera County Fire and Army Corp of Engineers, and will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 15 and 16. If conditions are conducive, approximately 180 ...

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Madera County Enters Into Agreement For Tree Mortality Operations

MADERA – Madera County residents will soon see an increase in the work to remove dead trees along county roads and near infrastructure. The Madera County Board of Supervisors has approved an agreement with Blue Ridge Services, Inc. for tree mortality operations management services. This agreement provides for an escalation in the county-wide effort to reduce risk to public infrastructure ...

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Madera County Celebrates 125 Years At The Old Courthouse

MADERA – In celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Madera County, the Board of Supervisors will host their weekly board meeting on Tuesday, May 15, at the historic Madera County Courthouse located at 200 South G Street. In an effort to celebrate the County’s roots and growing future, a commemorative tree will be planted at Madera County Park, 210 W. ...

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Madera County Joins Legal Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

MADERA – Madera County has taken an important step in the fight against the national and statewide opioid crisis, say County officials. On May 1, the Board of Supervisors joined several other counties in retaining a group of law firms, including national law firm Baron & Budd, to initiate litigation against manufacturers and distributors they deem responsible for the opioid ...

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Madera County Rings Up Millions In Tourism Dollars

OAKHURST – Visit Yosemite Madera County reports that tourism was instrumental to the County’s success in 2017, with visitor spending reaching $283.7 million in Madera County. According to the Dean Runyan Associates report released today by Visit California. The tourism industry supported 4,040 jobs and generated $25.8 million in local and state tax revenue last year. Statewide, visitors spent a ...

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“California Clean-Up Day” Totals Are In

CALIFORNIA — The numbers are in for the 2018 “California Clean-Up”, and they’re quite impressive, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Crews and volunteers in the counties of Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern picked up over 411 cubic yards of litter during the one-day event. That’s enough to fill 2,877 orange trash bags or 26 full-size trash ...

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